The beta is already out and about, but can your PC even run Halo Wars 2? Can a Scarab run a self-destruct sequence? Actually, I dunno about the latter, but it would have been super useful in that one mission in the first Halo Wars. And there’s one in the image up top, so there are probably also Scarabs in Halo Wars 2. Look at that thing. So smug. I hate Scarabs.

I’m also getting distracted. PC requirements! That’s what we were talking about. Grab your ODST gear and drop in for an intel briefing.

Ahead of the game’s launch next month, Microsoft has released the minimum and recommended PC requirements for Halo Wars 2, including:

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Keyboard: Integrated Keyboard
  • Mouse: Integrated Mouse
  • DirectX: DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 12
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Video Memory: 2 GB
  • Processor: Intel i5-2500, AMD FX-4350
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 660 ,AMD Radeon HD 7750, Intel HD 520

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Keyboard: Integrated Keyboard
  • Mouse: Integrated Mouse
  • DirectX: DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 12
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Video Memory: 4 GB
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K, AMD FX-8350
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 480

And for console players:

Minimum

  • Xbox One console

Recommended

  • Xbox One console with beer and a bag of NikNaks

Game’s out on 21 February.